This certificate program prepares students for fire service entry-level opportunities. Students learn the entry-level skills necessary to respond to emergencies in their communities. These include medical, fire-related, and hazardous materials incidents.
This curriculum includes courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology and credits may be applied toward that degree.
Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency levels in composition and reading as prerequisites for courses within this certificate. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy I. The Fire Academy I certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville and Rifle.
This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.
Learn more about the Fire Academy Program